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League will not punish Giants over 'fake' injuries

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reacts to fans

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reacts to fans before the game against the Washington Redskins. (Dec. 30, 2012) Credit: AP

While accusing the Giants of faking injuries in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game in an effort to slow down the Cowboys’ no-huddle offense, Jerry Jones said it was “so obvious it was funny.”

Today, the NFL found it to be neither obvious nor funny.

Spokesman Greg Aiello said that the league saw “no basis at this time for taking action” against the Giants. Aiello also confirmed that while Jones may have griped to the media about the Giants, the Cowboys did not file a complaint with the league offices.

The Giants maintain that they were not faking the injuries and point that linebacker Dan Connor did not return to the game following his. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins also needed medical attention on the field in that same timeframe, though, and he returned to the game in the second half.

“Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup,” Tom Coughlin said yesterday when asked about the accusation.


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